My dentist is quarantined and I have a problem. What can I do?
Here are some tips to help you deal with dental issues temporarily until you can get to the dentist.
Clean the crown, check its integrity.
If the crown is intact, you can try temporarily fixing it at home.
1. Remove any debris from the inside of the crown. Brush your tooth thoroughly, leaving no cement residue on it. All debris should be removed from both the crown and the tooth for it to seat properly.
2. Try on the crown. Make sure she «sits down» in place. Check the bite feels correct. If you feel discomfort, check again for any cement residue on the crown and on the tooth.
Never force a crown onto your tooth. this can cause the root to fracture.
If you cannot fit the crown, save it and wait to see your dentist.
3. If you manage to fit the crown (it «sits»), use temporary dental cement (sold in pharmacies). For example, DenTek Temparin Max.
4. Mix the cement according to the instructions on the package and fix the crown. Remove extra material with a toothpick or floss.
Severe toothache, accompanied by swelling and fever, needs immediate help!
TEFI specialists provide free online quarantine consultations.
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